Healthcare AI firm annalise.ai has partnered with Fujifilm Australia to deliver solution support for portable and fixed chest X-ray machines.
Analysis CXR Edge is a software as a medical device that helps physicians and radiologists interpret chest X-rays. According to the company, its AI algorithm detects and notifies suspicious results within 10 seconds.
Two forms of Analysis CXR Edge will be offered to Australian healthcare providers: one is Analysis CXR Edge Comprehensive, which can detect 95 clinical outcomes and is suitable for inpatient, outpatient and emergency settings and the other is Analysis CRX. Care, which identifies 35 relevant outcomes in trauma, emergency, and intensive care settings.
The analyzed CXR Edge will be available on selected Fujifilm equipment models worldwide, subject to regulatory approval. It has been registered for clinical use in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and India, and has been approved for use as a medical device in the European Union.
Why it matters
Surin Fernando, Fujifilm Australia’s ANZ Medical Division Manager, noted the growing adoption of portable devices for chest imaging. Such devices, he claims, now play a “more important role” in the field of radiology imaging and wards.
“As the number of patients increases, physicians are under pressure to make quick decisions and we believe this ideal partnership will pay off in advance.[d] Toolset, including decision support, which is needed, “he stressed.
With the ability to detect up to 95 results, the Analyzed CXR Edge can easily help in the early detection of significant results. According to annalize.ai, nine out of 10 lung cancer diagnoses are due to faulty chest X-ray interpretations.
Fujifilm Australia, meanwhile, said it would send two mobile X-ray machines equipped with the Analyzed CXR Edge to Tonga and Palau to assist its Covid-19 response.
In February last year, annalize.ai launched Analize Enterprise, which offers healthcare providers a wide set of AI modules, including a chest X-ray solution that can detect 124 results. Its latest CXR Edge Enterprise uses an AI model made from the CXR model, which was trained using more than 800,000 images.
Among the early recipients, the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Provider Sonic Imaging began deploying the Analyze Enterprise CXR across its 100 radiology clinics in September last year.